For your consideration, we are offering for sale this Restored Circa 1922 Parker Giant Smooth Black Hard Rubber Fountain Pen. This fountain pen has been thoroughly taken apart, cleaned, put back together, and now is in wonderful writing condition.
The significance of this Fountain Pen, for those who do not know, was the largest pen Parker made. In addition, these are considered one of the "holy grail" fountain pens for Parker collectors that rarely come up for sale. The Parker Black Giant was first introduced in 1905 and production stopped in 1922.
The fountain pen cap and barrel are in excellent condition. The cap and barrel do not display any cracks or repairs. The cap and barrel display a deep black color with no oxidation. The Cap has a Parker Clip with PAT SEP 5 - 16 stamped toward the upper portion of the clip. The barrel imprint is great and easily read, "GEO. S. PARKER FOUNTAIN PEN JANESVILLE WIS. U.S.A. LUCKY CURVE LOGO PAT. 4-25-11". This Parker Giant is Parker's largest pen and it measures 6 1/4" capped and 8 5/8" posted.
This Parker Black Giant is an eyedropper filler and has been tested with water and fills/hold as it should.
The Parker Lucky Curve #12 NIB is 14K and stamped, "PARKER LUCKY CURVE PEN 12". The actual writing portion (iridium tip) of the 14K Parker NIB has a medium/broad point measuring roughly .90mm when measured with digital calipers. As a note, there has a crack on the lower right shoulder of the nib that was repaired by Greg Minuskin. Additionally, on the underside of the nib, the individual cutting the slit in the tine went passed the breather hole and you can see this little bit of "over cutting" on the front side just below the breather hole. When writing a sample with this NIB, it writes with a Fine to Double broad stroke/line. In the writing sample provided, the fine line measures at .52mm on the horizontal strokes and the double broad line measures at 1.72mm with medium to firm pressure when measured with digital calipers. The writing sample was done with the actual pen in the images that are listed for sale. The writing sample was used by dipping the NIB in Parker Quink Blue-black Ink.
This Parker Black Giant is of simple design, yet, very significant due to the size and rarity of the condition on this example. I would consider the condition of this Parker Duofold to be in Excellent+ Condition. It is a spectacular writing collectible and certainly a significant fountain pen that would make for a "holy grail" addition to one's writing arsenal collection.
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